The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed a P64-million bridge to connect the provinces in the Cagayan, Cordillera and Ilocos regions.
DPWH Region 2 regional director Melanio Briosos, said the two-span, 66-lineal meter Guiddam Bridge on the Manila North Road in Barangay Guiddam, Abulug, Cagayan is now open.
The new bridge is a pre-stressed concrete girders (PSCG) type V bridge with a 7.32-meter deck and .76-meter sidewalks on both sides. It replaced the old damaged steel truss bridge.
Briosos also said the bridge makes possible the transport of agricultural and commercial products of Abulug to major trade centers.
The municipality of Abulug is known as a producer of rice, vegetable, fish and industrial products such as lumber. Its native cottage industries are mat-weaving, pottery, nipa shingle and native winemaking.
“The bridge will greatly improve accessibility and mobility in the Manila North Road which is the gateway to Region I and CAR through the Province of Apayao,” Briosos added.